Sunday, December 30, 2007

Every Kitchen Needs Network Connectivity

When I wrote the post titled "Reason #10 Why I Love This House," it occurred to me that there were ten days left until Christmas, and I could continue the countdown, ending on Christmas Day with something sappy like "and the #1 reason is that it's filled with love.” I didn't actually have ten items in mind, but figured that it couldn't be all that hard to make a list. Then life intervened, Christmas flew past, and I’m just getting back to the list now.

The picture above? It's Reason #9, a prime example of the juxtaposition of aesthetics and technology all over the house. A polished granite backsplash above our kitchen counter, complete with ethernet port!

And here's Reason #8, the surprise hallway closet. The Original Owners converted the regular coat closet into a chilled wine rack, but left with no place to put the usual outdoor gear, they were creative and opened up a little cubby under the stairs to hold jackets. We call it the Harry Potter Room. (Re-read book 1, if you don't remember how his foster family made him sleep in the little room under the stairs.)


appleseed said...

A whole closet for wine AND a Harry Potter room!
I am so Jealous!
Happy unpacking!

Occidental Girl said...

I love these things! Extra storage (or, reading space) is fantastic.

ewe are here said...

Oooh, a wine closet AND a coat closet.

We're going to knock through under the stairs for storage as well... otherwise, just wasted space! :-)

Happy New Year.

Alex Elliot said...

When I was a kid I would have loved the Harry Potter closet! OK maybe I would still be fascinated by it now as well.

kittenpie said...

Wow, wine closet? That rocks.
My parents opened under their stairs and put in cabinets, the stereo above them, and the phone lived there. It was a nice little centre for that stuff.